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AFRIMA: West Africa leads with 38 percent entries

Of the 8,157 entries submitted in 2019, Western Africa led the pack with 38 percent of the total entries followed by Southern Africa with 24 percent.
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Davido, Burna Boy, Nasty C lead 2019 AFRIMA continental nominees’ list

Afropop star David ‘Davido’ Adeleke, Afro-fusion singer, Burna Boy and South African musician Nasty C scored the most nominations for 2019 AFRIMA awards.
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African Union unveils calendar for All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA)

The African Union Commission, AUC, has formally unveiled the 2019 All Africa Music Awards, tagged; 6TH AFRIMA, calendar of events at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Nigeria’s Davido wins AFRIMA artist of the year

Nigeria's Davido took home the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) trophy for artist of the year, leading a strong showing for the West African powerhouse famous for its roster of Afrobeats stars.

Davido, Tiwa Savage, Falz shine at AFRIMA, Ambode, Chaka Chaka honoured

Nigeria’s singers Davido, Tiwa Savage and Falz won awards at the 5th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held in Accra, Ghana Saturday night.
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Michael Blackson, Pearl Thusi unveiled as hosts of AFRIMA 2018

The African Union Commission has announced the hosts for the 2018 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).

African Union, AFRIMA release fifth awards nominees list

The globally-anticipated Nominees List for the 5th All Africa Music Awards has been unveiled by the African Union Commission and the International Jury of AFRIMA during a World Media announcement held on August 14, 2018, at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

AFRIMA jury arrives Nigeria for adjudication of 8,009 entries

The 13-man International Jury of the All Africa Music Awards will arrive Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of a week-long adjudication process following the closing of entries where 8,009 songs/videos were received for the 5th edition of the annual awards event.

AFRIMA reminds musicians of deadline for submission of songs, videos for 5th edition

Organised by the African Union Commission in partnership with the International Committee of AFRIMA, the organisers announced its call for entries for the 2018 edition of the awards on May 25.

AFRIMA calls for entries from African musicians

The organisers of the All Africa Music Awards have begun accepting submissions from African music professionals.

AFRIMA opens submission portal for artistes ahead of nominations

Music artistes, managers, producers, record label owners, recording companies, video directors, publicists and entertainment/music journalist are eligible to submit their works or submit on behalf of their clients in any of the relevant award categories.

AFRIMA unveils calendar for 2018 event

The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is gearing up to celebrate the best in music across the continent.

AFRIMA, Nigeria vs Argentina match dominate Google search

Sunday’s All African Music Award and the Nigeria/Argentina football match dominated searches on the internet search engine, Google, this week.

Federal govt loses N300 billion to National Theatre decay

The 5,000-capacity main bowl has not been put to use since 1992 due to structural errors. The other halls run skeletal services at best, with most of them as non-cultural or artistic events. Organisers of artistic events have since shifted to other well-maintained venues.

Federal govt to invest more in entertainment infrastructure – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says it will provide the needed facilities for the entertainment industry to thrive in the country.

Lagos to open six theatres in 2018 – Steve Ayorinde

Lagos State Government on Monday said that the six ‘Eko Theatres’ under construction across the state would be ready before the end of next year.

Davido, Wizkid taking Afrobeats to next level

Pop star Davido gets the same reaction wherever he goes in Africa, whether it’s in Guinea or Mozambique, Botswana, Kenya or Sierra Leone: teeming crowds and adoring fans.

Wizkid sweeps AFRIMA 2017 award

Wizkid, a.k.a Star boy, has defeated his arch-rival Davido, to become the best African male artiste at the 2017 All African Music Award (AFRIMA) held in Lagos on Sunday.

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Ernesto Valverde backs Lionel Messi to help Barcelona rectify poor away form

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